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BIG EAST Has FBS-Leading 70 Teams Honored With NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Seventy BIG EAST teams - by far the most among all Football Bowl Subdivision conferences - were among the more than 950 Division I programs that were honored by the NCAA Thursday for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates.

The awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in their respective sports. A total of 263 schools, out of 347 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list, including 15 of the 16 BIG EAST schools.

The 70 teams recognized by the NCAA put the BIG EAST third among all Division I leagues. Among FBS conferences, the Atlantic Coast Conference was second with 50 programs that were honored, while the Big Ten was third with 40 teams recognized.

Including all Division I leagues, the Ivy League had 117 teams honored, while the Patriot League had 80.

APR scores are a measure of classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team based on the eligibility and retention for each semester or quarter. The awards announced Thursday are based on the multi-year APR scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

The list of teams recognized includes the Notre Dame women's soccer team, which won the 2010 NCAA title, and the Notre Dame men's and women's golf teams, which both won BIG EAST championships.

The Irish led the BIG EAST contingent with 16 teams that were recognized by the NCAA, while Georgetown was second among league members with 15. DePaul and Villanova had seven teams each that received Public Recognition Awards, followed by Providence (four); Connecticut, St. John's, USF and Syracuse (three each); Louisville, Rutgers and Seton Hall (two each); and Cincinnati, Marquette and Pittsburgh (one each).

NCAA Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards
The 70 BIG EAST teams that were honored with Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA for achieving multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores in the top 10 percent in the respective sport for the period ending with the 2010-11 academic year.


Baseball

Georgetown University

Baseball

University of Notre Dame

Field Hockey

Georgetown University

Football FBS (2010 and later)

Rutgers University

Men's Basketball

University of Notre Dame

Men's Basketball

University of Pittsburgh

Men's Cross Country

Georgetown University

Men's Cross Country

University of Connecticut

Men's Cross Country

University of Notre Dame

Men's Golf

DePaul University

Men's Golf

Georgetown University

Men's Golf

Seton Hall University

Men's Golf

University of Connecticut

Men's Golf

University of Notre Dame

Men's Lacrosse

University of Notre Dame

Men's Lacrosse

Villanova University

Men's Soccer

DePaul University

Men's Soccer

Villanova University

Men's Swimming

Georgetown University

Men's Swimming

Providence College

Men's Swimming

University of Notre Dame

Men's Tennis

Georgetown University

Men's Tennis

St. John's University

Men's Tennis

University of Notre Dame

Men's Tennis

Villanova University

Men's Track, Indoor

Georgetown University

Men's Track, Indoor

Syracuse University

Men's Track, Indoor

University of Louisville

Men's Track, Indoor

University of Notre Dame

Men's Track, Outdoor

Georgetown University

Men's Track, Outdoor

Syracuse University

Men's Track, Outdoor

University of Notre Dame

Softball

DePaul University

Softball

Georgetown University

Softball

University of Notre Dame

Softball

Villanova University

Women's Basketball

DePaul University

Women's Cross Country

DePaul University

Women's Cross Country

Providence College

Women's Cross Country

Syracuse University

Women's Cross Country

University of Cincinnati

Women's Cross Country

University of Notre Dame

Women's Golf

Georgetown University

Women's Golf

St. John's University

Women's Golf 

University of Louisville

Women's Golf

University of Notre Dame

Women's Golf

University of South Florida

Women's Lacrosse

Georgetown University

Women's Soccer

DePaul University

Women's Soccer

Marquette University

Women's Soccer

Rutgers University

Women's Soccer

St. John's University

Women's Soccer

University of Notre Dame

Women's Swimming

Georgetown University

Women's Swimming

University of Notre Dame

Women's Tennis

DePaul University

Women's Tennis

Georgetown University

Women's Tennis

University of Connecticut

Women's Tennis

University of South Florida

Women's Tennis

Villanova University

Women's Track, Indoor

Georgetown University

Women's Track, Indoor

Providence College

Women's Track, Indoor

University of Notre Dame

Women's Track, Indoor

Villanova University

Women's Track, Outdoor

Providence College

Women's Track, Outdoor

University of Notre Dame

Women's Track, Outdoor

Villanova University

Women's Volleyball

Georgetown University

Women's Volleyball

Seton Hall University

Women's Volleyball

University of South Florida